noun car·i·bou \ˈker-ə-ˌbü, ˈka-rə-\

: a large type of deer that lives in northern parts of the world

plural car·i·bou or car·i·bous

Full Definition of CARIBOU

:  a large gregarious deer (Rangifer tarandus) of Holarctic taiga and tundra that usually has palmate antlers in both sexes —used especially for one of the New World —called also reindeer

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Origin of CARIBOU

Canadian French, from Micmac γalipu
First Known Use: circa 1665
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